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Winter Break Fun!

Avoid hearing those dreaded words “I’m bored” and plan a trip full of fun, imaginative learning to Port Discovery!

Oh what fun it is to…Play! Especially over Winter Break! Keep those “I’m bored” comments to a minimum as you enjoy an indoor (and warm!) winter wonderland filled with festive performances and fun programs for the whole family. There’s tons to see, do and explore every day – from special science performances from Eric Energy to interactive play workshops, dancing and singing with the Kindersinger, pop-up science and STEM activities, family art projects and so much more that we can’t possibly list it all here! 
 
Daily Activities include: 

Saturday, December 22

  • 10:00 AM – Noon: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
  • 11:00 AM & Noon: Join us for an interactive and exciting storybook reading and watch your imagination soar during a Chemistry-Themed Circle Time! Enjoy a science-themed story book along with a mini experiement!
  • 11:30 AM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in on a special edition of Mother Goose on the Loose® - Snow Goose on the Loose - to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more in a festive way! 
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
     

Sunday, December 23

  • 1:00 pm: Love polar bears? You won’t want to miss this! Join us for an interactive and exciting storybook reading and watch your imagination soar during Polar Bear Circle Time!
  • 1:30 PM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in on a special edition of Mother Goose on the Loose® - Snow Goose on the Loose - to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more in a festive way! 
  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
  • 2:30, 3:15 & 4:00 PM: Enhance rhythm, motor skills and more during our daily drop-in program, Tiny Tots Music Time! Explore music and movement with homemade instruments and some of your favorite sing-a-longs!
  • 3:00 PM:  Enjoy the art of Japanese Paper Theater that combines storytelling with illustration at Kamishibai story time!

Wednesday, December 26

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
  • 10:30 AM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in a birthday-themed Mother Goose on the Loose® to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more! 
  • 11:30 AM & 12:00 PM: Explore a storybook like you never have before and watch your imagination come to life during Circle Time! Enjoy music, instruments and reading during this interactive program.
  • 11:30 AM & 12:15 PM: Enhance rhythm, motor skills and more during our daily drop-in program, Tiny Tots Music Time! Explore music and movement with homemade instruments and some of your favorite sing-a-longs!
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Stem Station!
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Meet some new furry friends and learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • TBD: Who says skating can't be done indoors? Not Port Discovery! Join us at Kick it Up! for our Skating Rink!
     

Thursday, December 27

  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Challenge your mind and explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Stem Station!
  • 11:30 AM: Love polar bears? You won’t want to miss this! Join us for an interactive and exciting storybook reading and watch your imagination soar during Polar Bear Circle Time!
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Meet some new furry friends and learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • 1:00 PM: Ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Now you can! Stop by Dancing Snowballs to learn the tricks of the trade from a former Ringling Bros. Circus Performer!
  • TBD: Who says skating can't be done indoors? Not Port Discovery! Join us at Kick it Up! for our Skating Rink!
     

Friday, December 28

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
  • 10:30 AM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in a wintery-themed Mother Goose on the Loose® - Snow Goose on the Loose - to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more!
  • 11:00 AM & 12 Noon: Love polar bears? You won’t want to miss this! Join us for an interactive and exciting storybook reading and watch your imagination soar during Polar Bear Circle Time!
  • 11:30 AM & 12:15 PM: Enhance rhythm, motor skills and more during our daily drop-in program, Tiny Tots Music Time! Explore music and movement with homemade instruments and some of your favorite sing-a-longs!
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at several Stem Stations!
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Meet some new furry friends and learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • TBD: Scoot along with all your friends, race one another and see who really is the fastest at the Scooting Rink in Kick it Up!
     

Saturday, December 29 – Port Discovery’s 20th Birthday!

  • All day: Decorate, paint and draw on our giant, bigger than life-size birthday cakes in the BGE StudioWorkshop!
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Enjoy several STEM Stations as you explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math through fun and hands-on experiments!
  • 11:00 AM: Enjoy a special birthday-themed edition of Circle Time! Enjoy classic storybooks and explore music in this interactive program.
  • 11:30 AM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in a birthday-themed Mother Goose on the Loose® to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more!
  • 12 Noon: Join us as we sing Happy Birthday to Port Discovery surrounding a giant birthday cake painted by our little guests! Help us blow the cake candles out and enjoy our confetti cannon!
  • 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM: Prepare to be WOW-ed during Eric Energy’s Freeze Show! Explore science in a visual and interactive way! 
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at several Stem Stations!
  • 1:30 PM: Let the little yogi in yourself come out and relax during Life on Yoga Mountain!
  • 3:00 PM: Celebrate Port Discovery’s 20 fun-filled years during Mr. Greg’s Magical Birthday Show! Enjoy this exciting, interactive performance where audience members become part of the show and celebration!
  • TBD: Scoot along with all your friends, race one another and see who really is the fastest at the Scooting Rink in Kick it Up!
     

Sunday, December 30

  • 1:00 PM: Love polar bears? You won’t want to miss this! Join us for an interactive and exciting storybook reading and watch your imagination soar during Polar Bear Circle Time!
  • 1:00 PM: Turn your little one into a young yogi during Life on Yoga Mountain!
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Meet some new furry friends and learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • 1:30 PM: Ready to explore some of Mother Goose's classic nursery rhymes? Join in on a special edition of Mother Goose on the Loose® - Snow Goose on the Loose - to develop early literacy skills in your little one and more in a festive way! 
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Let the little artist in you shine as you explore art and create a make-and-take project at Pop-Up Art!
  • 2:30 PM, 3:15 PM & 4:00 PM: Enhance rhythm, motor skills and more during our daily drop-in program, Tiny Tots Music Time! Explore music and movement with homemade instruments and some of your favorite sing-a-longs!
  • TBD: Scoot along with all your friends, race one another and see who really is the fastest at the Scooting Rink in Kick it Up!
     

Monday, December 31- Noon Time New Year!

  • All Day: Help us countdown to Noontime New Year by letting your inner artist shine and creating Countdown Numbers in the BGE StudioWorkshop
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Flash a smile for the cameras - you're walking down the red carpet! Enjoy the Red Carpet Experience as you enter Port Discovery on Noon Time New Year - don't forget to stop for photos and answer the paparazzi's questions!
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Again 1:00-2:00): Scooting has never been so fun! Join us in Kick it Up! for our Scooting Rink! Race your friends and family to see who's the fastest and more!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Create make-and-take Sound Sandwiches to help us ramp us the excitement during our Noontime Countdown!
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Again 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM): Learn about the wonders of relaxation and mindfulness – and penguins – during The Magic Carpet: The Penguin Spa!
  • 10:00 AM – Noon: Listen to some of your favorite seasonal songs during The Kolodner’s: Old-Time and Seasonal Music!
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Get those dancing shoes on and get your best bud as you play games and dance the morning away with DJ Holly!
  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Spotted fairy dust floating around? Spot the fairies wandering around for a quick how-to in Fairy Dancing!
  • 11:00 AM – 2 PM: Meet some new furry friends at learn about the wonders of animals at Wildlife Adventures!
  • 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Get those countdown numbers and Sound Sandwiches ready - join us for the official Noon Time New Year Countdown! 
  • 12 Noon – 12:30 PM: Celebrate the welcoming of the New Year with Juice & Cookies!
  • 12:15 PM:  Ever wanted to learn how to juggle? Now you can! Stop by Snowball Circus  to learn the tricks of the trade from a former Ringling Bros. Circus Performer!
  • 1:00 PM & 1:30: Get the entire family up and moving during The Kindersinger!  
  • 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM: Science is so cool...literally! Explore the wonders of Cool Science with Eric Energy during his interactive, educational and amazingly cool performance! 
  • 1:30 PM & 2:30 PM: Burn off that energy from lunch and dance to some of your favorite tunes during Music with Mister Don!

Port Discovery will be open as follows throughout New Year’s Day.

  • Saturday, December 22: Open 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday, December 23: Noon – 5 PM
  • Monday, December 24: Closed
  • Tuesday, December 25: Closed
  • Winter Break (Wednesday, December 26 through Saturday, December 29): Open 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Winter Break (Sunday, December 30): Open Noon – 5pm
  • Monday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday, January 1 2019 (New Year’s Day): Open 10 AM – 5 PM

Activities and programs on these dates are subject to chance. Please check the event calendar and Cool Things to Do upon arrival. For listings that say TBD, please check back regarding times at a later time, or upon arrival. 

Join us all month long as we celebrate Port Discovery's 20th Birthday, say Goodbye to KidWorks with personal messages and so much more! Check out the Ways to Play December for a complete list! 

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Check our event calendar to see what other fun, educational programs, and events are coming up at Port Discovery!

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